FOXBORO -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne is aware that Bill Belichick's strategy against him involves bringing a lot of pressure. He knows that from his days with the Miami Dolphins.
And on Sunday in Jacksonville, Henne expects the same thing from a Patriots defense that he says relies on man-to-man coverage.
"Obviously they're a very disciplined defense," said Henne. "They're in the right spots, with Aqib Talib an addition to the outside at corner definitely helps them out. I think it's still a man-coverage team. The guys up front, their front four, they're stout, pressure guys.
"The Patriots defense looks similar," he added. "Obviously there's new guys in new spots, but for the most part, they kind of switched over to a 4-3 from last year, same thing. They've been switching up a little bit on the defensive fronts, moving around a little bit. But overall it's a lot of the same scheme. I think the pressure's down a little bit, but you always have to be aware of pressure with Belichick, because in the past, he's brought a lot of pressure against me."
Henne will also pinpoint where cornerback Aqib Talib is at all times on Sunday, while trying to avoid that pressure.
"I think he's done a great job," said Henne about Talib. "He's been traveling a lot with the No. 1 receiver in each game. He's making plays, he's had a couple picks. I thought he played pretty well last week, and I think overall, the defense is revolved around man coverage and winning those one-on-one match ups, so Talib adds that attribute to them."
Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey also acknowledged Talib's strong presence on the Patriots defense.
"I think he's a good addition, a very good addition," said Mularkey. "They do a number of things, and they've got very good players doing them. He just adds to the mix. You've got to be aware of who he's going to go against. And I think it's brought even more confidence, if they needed it, for that defense."